Job ID: 289318266  |  Last Updated: 4/23/2018

Family Medicine - Bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) and English preferred

San Francisco or San Jose NEMS Clinic
San Francisco, CA
Applicant Contact
Lisa McCarthy
(623) 640-3059
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Under general supervision of the team leader, clinic leader or Associate Medical Director and Medical Director provides primary and/or specialty medical care to patients at the NEMS clinic.

-Provides primary medical care to all patients in accordance with the physicians medical specialty
-Develops a plan of care for each patient, including: complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis, appropriate treatment
-Hospitalizes NEMS patients when appropriate and serves as the attending physicians for the patient during his/her stay in the hospital
-On rotation, serves as the on-call physician when the NEMS clinic is not open
-Able to work on Saturday clinic on a rotation basis
-Stresses the importance of preventative health care measures
-Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radiological testing
-Confers with consulting physicians, nurse, patients, and patients families concerning treatment and care of patients
-Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provide
-Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly updated performance improvements plans for NEMS
-Adheres to ethical, professional and legal requirements as mandated by federal. State, local and funding agencies
-Uses agency required technology as part of clinical practice
-Attends all medical staff meeting and participates in the community health centers Quality Assurance program
-Performs other necessary duties as required by the Supervisor, Medical Director, and CEO
-Assists in the training of para-professional and non-medical personnel

-Graduation from an accredited school of medicine
-Licensed to practice medicine in the State of California
-Ability to work as team with other health professionals and non-medical personnel
-Board eligible or certified in Family Practice
-Meets the local hospitals professional standards for staff privileges, and maintains staff admitting privileges at the local hospital. The local hospital at which staff privileges must be maintained will be determined by the Medical Director
-Bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin/ Cantonese) and English preferred. Spanish an asset
-Awareness of the unique health problems and needs of the Asian and Hispanic community helpful.
-Possess strong work ethic

NEMS offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including: malpractice coverage, pension, medical, dental, vision and a forgivable loan program.

NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our workforce.

Employer Profile

North East Medical Services (NEMS) is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. Based in San Francisco, the non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. NEMS offers linguistically-competent and culturally-sensitive health care services in many languages and dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, Spanish, and Hindi.

NEMS operates twelve clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with the main clinic located at 1520 Stockton Street in Chinatown/North Beach; additional clinics in San Francisco's Portola, Visitacion Valley, Richmond districts and Sunset districts; as well as satellite sites in Daly City and San Jose.

NEMS has over 60 health care providers who offer a range of medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dentistry, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Radiology. In addition, ancillary services such as mental health, podiatry, nutrition, pharmacy, laboratory and social services strengthen the quality of care that patients receive.

The unique multilingual and culturally-sensitive direct service staff allows patients to adequately express themselves in a familiar environment to increase the relevancy and excellence of care they receive. Health education programs, many of which bridge the gap between Western and Asian medical practices, are available at the clinic and through weekly radio broadcasts on local Chinese media. The programs address preventative health care education and practices as it relates to the cultural needs of the community.

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